Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,842)

  • How about winning?

    Yale law professor and Newsweek columnist Stephen L. Carter is the latest pundit to draw attention to President Obama’s curious aversion to winning a military conflict: The president promised to bring the troops home, and he is carrying out that promise. But did we…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2011
  • The Nixonian Obama?

    If you listened to Rush Limbaugh’s program during the lunch hour Thursday, you heard “El Rushbo” apply one of Richard Nixon’s most famous nicknames to President Obama. The comment followed a television pundit’s mistaken use of the same nickname to describe the current president’s behavior. Now Mona Charen‘s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2011
  • York outlines benefits of curbing unions’ power

    Remember the recent fight in Wisconsin over public-sector unions? Byron York does, and his latest Washington Examiner article highlights one school district that’s likely to reap major benefits from that state’s efforts to curb unions’ bargaining power. The Kaukauna School District, in the Fox…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2011
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Did Gov. Beverly Perdue and her fellow Democrats score political points in their handling of the 2011 legislative session? Will Republicans’ actions help them consolidate their gains in the 2010 elections? John Hood addresses those questions during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes a…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Stephen Hayes of Fox News and The Weekly Standard about the American political landscape. Becki Gray’s guest Daily Journal grades the General Assembly’s response to the John Locke Foundation’s recommendations for the 2011 session.
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2011
  • In case you missed it …

    News 14 Carolina asked the John Locke Foundation to assess the North Carolina impact of this week’s ruling in an Arizona case involving taxpayer-financed election campaigns.
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2011
  • Cato’s Mitchell offers tax hike warnings, examines state control of Medicaid

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute offers a new warning to Republicans about tax hikes: The more important thing to focus on is the way that the big spenders in the White House and elsewhere are trying to build support for a big tax…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2011
  • Weekly Standard writer downplays value of today’s polls in the 2012 race

    If you want to know the value of current polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, perhaps a perusal of the early summer poll results from 2007 would help. Jay Cost makes that case in a new Weekly Standard column. At this…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2011